Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, composer and conductor Odaline de la Martinez is one of the Britain’s most dynamic and gifted musicians. Through the years she has established an international reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile pioneers of 20th and 21st century music. She is in demand throughout the world both as an orchestra and opera conductor, and with her ensemble Lontano.
Since its inception in 1976 by conductor/composer Odaline de la Martinez and flautist Ingrid Culliford, Lontano has established an international reputation as one of the most exciting and versatile exponents of 20th and 21st century music. This year sees Odaline lead the 6th London Festival of American Music, with a focus on female composers and performers. The Festival will showcase works by both male and female composers, with an unusually high percentage of works by the latter (50%).